Author Archives: Regina M. Kupecky, LSW

Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: What to Consider Before a Kinship Adoption Placement

Ask AF: What to Consider Before a Kinship Adoption Placement

“My cousin is pregnant but not ready to be a mom. She and I have discussed my adopting her baby. I realize we’ll need a lawyer, but what else will we need to do in order to adopt a family member’s child?”

Adoption Experts answer your questions.

Ask AF: Family Interactions After Kinship Adoption

“We are adopting my sister-in-law’s teenage son after fostering him for five years. What can I say to her at family gatherings, to family who still don’t get that we’ll be his legal parents—and to my son, who hears all of this?”

A mother starting the attachment cycle with her son

25 Ways to Nurture Hurt Children

How do you nurture a child who repels nurturing? Start with these practical ideas.

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interactive ways to help an older child talk about adoption and her personal history

7 Ways to Give Your Child a History

When a child is adopted from foster care at an older age, he needs to understand his story up to placement and the significance of his joining a new family forever. Here are hands-on activities you can use to start this conversation.

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[Book Review] The Adoption Club: Therapeutic Workbook Series

A versatile tool to help adoptees work through feelings and find their voice.

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